January 3, 2007 4:12am CST
I have a german shepard that is 5 yrs old and i cant stop the shedding, the dog sheds all year around and i live in florida. The other problem is the dogs ears, he gets these infections in his ears and it just keeps coming back, and when i try to put the ear drops in his ears he gets very aggressive and has even bit me before, i dont know what to do about either problem and my vet has no answers either. HELP
3 Jan 07
Brush brush brush your dog. Keep a fur mitt handy and when he comes for a pat slip the mitt on and brush some more. Shedding happens you can't stop it just control it. As for the ears I would try a new vet. Honestly. To get him to take drops in his ears get him to associate it (in steps) with treats. Sitting first, approaching the ear, rubbing the ear outside, rubbing it inside (gently of course) rubbing it with the bottle and finally dropping some drops in. It can take a while but sheperds are smart and he'll learn that doing it this way won't hurt plus he'l lget a reward for being a good boy.